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Lots of old world charm

Beautiful and romantic Prague in the Czech Republic.  Prague is known as the city of 100 spires and  is a great place to wander through its pretty cobblestoned streets.  Architecturally it is a dream with many baroque and gothic styled buildings.

Charles Bridge is the city’s most iconic landmark that was built in 1402.  There are  statues of 30 saints that line the bridge and it is hugely popular with tourists so go in the early hours of the morning to get great photos.

Temple me in Bangkok

These are the Golden Buddha statues at Wat Pho Temple in Bangkok, Thailand.  You’ll see these and many other religious and historical treasures around the temple complex including the famous golden reclining Buddha.

You can catch a ferry here to avoid the heavily congested Bangkok road traffic. It’s not a hugely scenic trip but it’s fun to be with other travellers who are also going to see the temple.

Romantic Roman holiday

Beautiful Rome!  This is Ponte Sant’Angelo (bridge) over the Tiberius river with the Vatican in the background.

Exploring this part of the city is easy and makes a good walk. Start in the morning at the Vatican, make your way to Castel Santagelo, walk along the river then head to Piazza Navona before checking out the Pantheon. The last two places have fab lunch options!

Collioure: A catalonian French seaside town

This is the Chapel of St Vincent in beautiful French seaside town Collioure in Southern France.  Located south of Perpignan and within the Languedoc Rossillion region, an area that produces the country’s most and some of the best wine.

Collioure is dubbed the City of artists because many have stopped here, including Picasso, to capture its beauty.  The town is also less than 10 kilometres from Barcelona and has a rich Catalan culture.

Stay locally or make it a fun day trip from Carcassonne, Toulouse or Perpignan.  Get a car rental and check out these gorgeous French regional cities!

Incredible cenote in Mexico!

This is the amazing Cenote Ik Kil on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.  It is probably one the most photographed in Mexico and is hugely popular with tourists.

A cenote is a sinkhole and they are quite common in this area of Mexico though not are all open to the sky like Ik Kil.  The ancient Mayans used it in ritual ceremonies and you can swim in this one.  It is over 40 metres deep!

Getting here is easy.  It’s a very popular day trip from Cancun and is usually included in tour packages when you go to see Chitzen Itza and Xelha.  The stop doesn’t last long so try to get round and see it from lots of angles because it really is impressive.  If you are feeling adventurous you could get a car rental and explore peninsula.


This is the incredible and still standing Roman aqueduct in gorgeous Segovia in Spain.

The aqueduct is considered to be the most important Roman engineering work undertaken in Spain.  Up until the 19th it was still carrying water to the city from a river 15 kilometres away – impressive!

You can explore and climb the city walls.  The view is incredible and there are many great photo opportunities.  The local specialty is pigs trotter.  How do you make pork taste even better?  Cook it in fat.

Getting to Segovia is very easy and makes a great day trip from Madrid using the AVE train service.